Listen to/read the interview with Dr. Fagan Yellin formerly at Pace University.
Listen to/read the interview with Dr. Fagan Yellin formerly at Pace University. (See link below to copy and paste if you are experiencing issues with the link) Her work on the life of Harriet Jacobs has led to a rethinking of the slave narrative and the life of Jacobs. After you finish listening to/reading Fagan Yellin’s interview, write a 500 word reflection on the life of Jacobs and her place in women’s history.
Consider-Why do you think Jacobs is unknown? What does Jacobs’ story tell us about life for African-American women in the South? How does she show the divide between the Euro-American and African American world? What can be done to expose the hidden histories of women in the past?